Description The distinctive blue tiled of a Japanese teahouse sparkles with dappled sunlight and shadows filtered through a forest of tall trees. A graceful Geisha girl stands on the terrace overlooking the koi pond, gazing in serene contemplation at the shimmering reflections dancing in the tranquil waters. The warm spring sunshine has coaxed the azaleas and camelias into spectacular full bloom. This charming Japanese garden scene would bring a touch of zen-like serenity to any home or office decor.
Johanna Girard, Pasadena, California Member Since January 2008 Artist Statement Hello and welcome to my Imagekind website! My name is Johanna Girard, and I am an artist living in Pasadena, California, home of the Tournament of Roses Parade and Art Center College of Design, where I earned my BFA degree in 1986 Illustration.
I specialize in Traditional Realism in Oils and Pastels , using a bright contemporary color palette. My favorite subjects to paint are California and Southwest Plein Air Landscapes, Florals, Still Lifes , Portraiture, Nudes, and occasionally I like to paint Classic Vintage Automobiles too!
My original art studio was located in Pasadena, on Sinaloa Avenue, hence the name of my website: www.studiosinaloa.com. In August of 2009 I opened a larger art studio at 3763 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena, but I kept the name Studio Sinaloa. If you are in the Pasadena area and are looking for art classes for your kids or yourself, check out my website: www.studiosinaloa.com. Thanks for visiting!